How does peroneal tendonitis develop?
Athletes who compete in sports that require repetitive foot ainsoles-for-flat-feetnd ankle motions may irritate the peroneal tendons in the foot or ankle. Runners, beginners and seasoned veterans alike, are particularly prone to this condition. Other sports that require foot and ankle movement that put the peroneal tendons under considerable strain include golf, basketball, tennis, hockey and skiing Footwear that has become worn, or does not fit appropriately, may also put the wearer at risk for this injury. Worn athletic shoes may no longer provide adequate support the tendons and ligaments within the foot require while performing high impact activities. Injuries can often occur as a result of this. Overall foot shape may predispose certain individuals to peroneal tendonitis as well. It is a popular notion that individuals with a high arched foot type are the most common sufferers of outside of the foot pain. While this is likely accurate, people who have an overpronating foot type (flexible flat foot) can also develop this condition. Athletes who experience an injury to the ankle or foot can develop peroneal tendonitis secondary to the original injury. The most common scenario of this occurring is with chronic ankle sprains. This increases the importance of proper rest and rehabilitation after experiencing this type of injury. Your physician, podiatrist, or physical therapist can assist you in achieving this. Ankle bracing or arch support insoles can be helpful in preventing re-injury when activity is resumed.